A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of ‘08 and the Descent into Depression by Richard A. Posner
Hitler’s Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life by Timothy W. Ryback
Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle East by Gilles Kepel, translated from the French by Pascale Ghazaleh
La Peur des barbares: Au-delà du choc des civilisations [Fear of the Barbarians: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations] by Tzvetan Todorov
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage by James Cuno
Whose Culture? The Promise of Museums and the Debate Over Antiquities edited by James Cuno
Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life: The Public Years by Charles Capper
Margaret Fuller: Wandering Pilgrim by Meg McGavran Murray
Fuller in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates edited by Joel Myerson
Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England by Bruce Redford
Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment by David F. Swensen
Tearing Down the Gates: Confronting the Class Divide in American Education by Peter Sacks
Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites by Mitchell L. Stevens
Fulfilling the Commitment: Recommendations for Reforming Federal Student Aid in Brief by Sandy Baum, Michael McPherson, and others
Trends in College Spending: Where Does the Money Come From? Where Does It Go? by Jane V. Wellman and others
An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos, Elektra by Sophokles, Orestes by Euripides translated from the Greek by Anne Carson
An Oresteia: Part 1: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos, Elektra by Sophokles directed by Brian Kulick and Gisela Cardenas
An Oresteia: Part 2: Orestes by Euripides directed by Paul Lazar, with choreography by Annie-B Parson
Crime by Irvine Welsh
Worlds Made by Words: Scholarship and Community in the Modern West by Anthony Grafton
John Gross (1935–2011) was an English editor and critic. From 1974 to 1981, he was editor of The Times Literary Supplement; he also served as senior book editor and critic at The New York Times. His memoir, A Double Thread, was published in 2001.
Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard. His books include Murderer in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and the novel The China Lover. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 will be published in September 2013.
Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the winner of the 2012 Philosophical Book Award (Hannover) for his most recent book, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises.
Ingrid D. Rowland is a professor, based in Rome, at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome.
Andrew Delbanco is Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies at Columbia. His new books, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be and The Abolitionist Imagination, will be published in April. (February 2012)
Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.
G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His latest book, The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam, was published in April. (May 2013)
Stephen Greenblatt is John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard. His latest book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, received the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.
Thomas Frank is editor of The Baffler magazine and author of One Market Under God and The Conquest of Cool. His essay in this issue is based on the afterword to the paperback edition of his most recent book, What’s the Matter with Kansas? , which will be published in May. (May 2005)